Staff Software Engineer, Checkout Etsy

  • October 21, 2021 2:16 pm
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA

Company Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurs with buyers around the world. Etsy, Inc.’s ‘house of brands’ portfolio has expanded to now include four individually distinct ecommerce brands – Etsy, fashion resale marketplace Depop, musical instrument marketplace Reverb, and Brazil-based handmade goods marketplace Elo7. As an Etsy employee, you’ll tackle unique problems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We’re large enough that you’ll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, but small enough that you can make a rewarding impact.

Job Description

The Checkout team is responsible for a pivotal part of the business, that crucial moment as customers decide to trust the business and make a purchase. We help enable millions of dollars a day in transactions across countries, languages and currencies. We code primarily in PHP and Javascript and work on cross-functional teams along with Product, Design and Analytics. You’ll need to think hard about user experience, database transactions, performance, stability, metrics, and what it takes to move fast and iterate in a world full of sensitive user data. It’s an exciting and fun environment with the opportunity to effect massive growth on an Etsy-sized scale.

About You

Etsy is looking for a Staff Engineer to provide technical leadership for our new Buyer Expansion team. You’re an engineer who can turn ideas into extremely fast and reliable code that other people – or you, six months into the future – will find easy to comprehend and modify. You believe in Etsy’s vision of a human-driven economy, and are passionate about building the products that enable that economy.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager. This person will be located (eventually) in Brooklyn, NY OR we are considering remote candidates based in the U.S. for this position. Etsy offers three different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team: Flex mode for candidates who are comfortable traveling to an office location 2+ times per week, Remote mode, and Office-based mode. Learn more about our flexible work modes and vaccination policy .


You will be successful in this role if you:

Are a senior technical leader and can help others around you grow as developers and be successful.

Are an experienced engineer focused on around 70% back-end and 30% front-end coding in PHP & JavaScript or similar codebases.

Care as much about building great products as you do writing phenomenal code.

Have a knack for organization and breaking down large problems into smaller ones.

Can be autonomous and self-disciplined.

Strong database experience, especially around scaling applications. You can spin yarns about how you’ve done this right and wrong at your previous jobs. And we’ll give bonus points if you can actually spin yarn.

Understanding of the various aspects involved in running a large-scale website.

Enjoy learning about and interacting with the people who use your product.

Additional Information

What’s Next

If you’re interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter and resume telling us why you’d be right for the position. As you’ve hopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don’t want you to be like everyone else — we want you to be like you! So write to us and tell us what you’re all about.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets.

For U.S. roles only:

Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you’ll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We’re open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this for information related to Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

  • Category : Information Technology & Telecom
  • Salary : $10,000 per month
  • Valid Through : 2021-10-21 12:00:00


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